ERIC Number: ED127023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Demographic Survey of Appalachian Parents of Preschool Children.
Shively, Joe E.
This is a demographic survey of families with preschool children in the Appalachian area conducted to provide information concerning the target audience for the Appalachia Educational Laboratory's Home-Oriented Preschool Education Program (HOPE). HOPE is an integrated approach to education for preschool and kindergarten children using home, group and televised instruction. This survey was conducted on a sample of 699 families living in Appalachian areas of seven states. Data presented here include information on family size, community size, percentage of mothers who are heads of households, percentage of mothers who work outside the home, occupations and educational levels of heads of households, number of families whose children have nursery school, kindergarten or home-based program experience, person in charge of the child during the day, number of meals the child eats at home, types of reading materials in the home, and the cultural environment provided by the family. Five correlations between selected variables are reported. It is concluded that the data support claims of diversity in the Appalachian region. (MS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Heads of Households, Home Programs, Intervention, Measurement Techniques, Methods, Occupations, Paraprofessional Personnel, Parent Background, Preschool Children, Questionnaires, Rural Family, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Kentucky; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia